IEC South Africa
35 political parties have said that this year's election was not free and fair. They since called for an independent investigation of the voting process. In a public statement, they alleged that the election was "irregular".
Images from yesterday’s elections caused quite a stir as they showed voters being apsegregated by race. Briefly.co.za scratched beneath the surface and shared the truth. However, not everyone seems to accept the IEC’s explanation.
Actress Kgomotso Christopher was one of many people who raised their concern about the “indelible ink” which was used in the 2019 South African national election’s voting process. Apparently the ink could be wiped off easily.
As of 9am this morning, almost 3 million votes had already been counted. The number has steadily increased since then, but the ANC has remained in the lead with around 55%. The DA has followed with roughly 24%
IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi wants the IEC to look into allegations that the ANC transported foreign nationals to voting stations in order to cast their ballots for the ruling party.
Several women were turned away from voting stations or forced to remove their false nails and nail polish before they were allowed to vote. This was not supposed to be an issue as the IEC stated manicures are no problem.